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Assembly elections: Polling in 5 states from Feb 4 to March 8, results on March 11; 7-phase voting in UP, 2-phase in Manipur, single phase in Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand

The terms of the legislative assembly of Goa, Manipur and Punjab are due to expire on March 18 while that of Uttarakhand expires on March 26. The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh ends on May 27.


By   |  Updated On : January 14, 2017 12:31 PM
Chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi announces poll schedule for five states. (PIB)

Chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi announces poll schedule for five states. (PIB)

New Delhi :  

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced the poll schedule for five states at a press conference in Delhi.

The terms of the legislative assembly of Goa, Manipur and  Punjab are due to expire on March 18 while that of Uttarakhand expires on March 26.  The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh ends on May 27. 

The EC had held a meeting with chief electoral officers of these poll-bound states on Tuesday to fine-tune the arrangements.

Read | Assembly elections 2017: EC announces 7-phase polling in Uttar Pradesh, vote counting on March 11

Here is the full poll schedule for five states: 

Polling: Feb 4 - March 8

Result date: March 11


1. Uttar Pradesh (403): Seven phases

Phase - 1 (73 seats, 15 districts)

Date of Notification: Jan 17

Last date of nomination: Jan 24

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 25

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 27

Election Date: Feb 11


Phase - 2 (67 seats, 11 districts)

Date of Notification: Jan 20

Last date of nomination: Jan 27

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 28

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 30

Election Date: Feb 15


Phase - 3 (69 seats, 12 districts) 

Date of Notification: Jan 24

Last date of nomination: Jan 31

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 2

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 4

Election Date: Feb 19


Phase - 4 (53 seats, 12 districts) 

Date of Notification: Jan 30

Last date of nomination: Feb 6

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 7

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 9

Election Date: Feb 23


Phase - 5 (52 seats, 11 districts) 

Date of Notification: Feb 2

Last date of nomination: Feb 9

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 11

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 13

Election Date: Feb 27


Phase - 6 (49 seats, 7 districts) 

Date of Notification: Feb 8

Last date of nomination: Feb 15

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 16

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 18

Election Date: March 4


Phase - 7 (40 seats, 7 districts) 

Date of Notification: Feb 11

Last date of nomination: Feb 18

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 20

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 22

Election Date: March 8


2. Uttarakhand (70)

Date of Notification: Jan 20

Last date of nomination: Jan 27

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 28

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 30

Election Date: Feb 15


3. Goa (40)

Date of Notification: Jan 11

Last date of nomination: Jan 17

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 19

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 21

Election Date: Feb 4


4. Punjab (117)

Date of Notification: Jan 11

Last date of nomination: Jan 18

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 19

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 21

Election Date: Feb 4


5. Manipur (60): Two phase elections

Phase - 1 (38)

Date of Notification: Feb 8

Last date of nomination: Feb 15

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 16

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 18

Election Date: March 4


Phase - 2 (22)

Date of Notification: Feb 11

Last date of nomination: Feb 18

Last date of scrutiny: Feb 20

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Feb 22

Election Date: March 8

# Vote counting for all the state to be conducted on March 11: EC

# UP Polls: Phase 1 Feb 11, Phase 2 Feb 15, Phase 3 Feb 19, Phase 4 Feb 23, Phase 5 Feb 27, Phase 6 March 4, Phase 7 March 8

# UP assembly polls: Date of poll for 1st Phase: Feb 11; Phase 2: Feb 15th: ECI

# Seven-phase polling to be held in Uttar Pradesh

# Two-phase polling to be held in Manipur: EC

# Polling in Punjab and Goa to be held on February 4: EC

# Separate set of instructions to monitor TV channels owned by political parties/candidates: CEC 

# There will be strict expenditure monitor mechanism to curb black money: CEC

# Sound pollution is a concern, no use of loudspeakers after 10pm. Police and electoral officers will ensure clampdown on it: CEC Nasim Zaidi

# The limit for expenses for candidates is Rs 28 lakh for UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Rs 20 lakh for Manipur and Goa: EC

# 1.85 lakh polling stations to be in operation for assembly elections to the five states: CEC Nasim Zaidi

# Candidate will be required to affix photo on nomination papers, he will be required to mention that he is citizen of India: EC

# Model code of conduct comes into immediate effect

# There will be complete accountability of photo voter slips, colourful voter guides will be distributed to each family: EC

# Electoral roll of Goa will be published on Jan 5, Manipur on Jan 12, Punjab Jan 5, Uttarakhand on Jan 10 and UP on Jan 12: CEC Nasim Zaidi

# Total 690 assembly constituencies to go for polls in five states: EC

# 16 crore voters to exercise their franchise in five states: EC


Here is a brief profile of the poll-bound states: 

Uttar Pradesh

Ruling party- Samajwadi Party

Chief minister- Akhilesh Yadav

Main opposition party- BSP

Total seats- 403

Term ends on- 27 May, 2017


Manipur

Ruling Party- Indian National Congress

Chief minister- Okram Ibobi Singh

Total seats- 60

Term ends on- 18 March, 2017


Punjab

Ruling party- SAD-BJP coalition

Chief minister- Prakash Singh Badal

Main opposition party- Congress

Total seats- 117

Term ends on- 18 March, 2017


Uttarakhand

Ruling party- Indian National Congress

Chief minister- Harish Rawat

Main opposition  party- BJP

Total seats- 70

Term ends on- 26 March, 2017


Goa

Ruling Party- BJP

Chief minister- Laxmikant Parsekar

Main opposition party- Congress

Total seats- 40

Term ends on- 18 March, 2017

(With inputs from agencies)

The Election Commission will announce the poll schedule for five states on Tuesday at a press conference in Delhi.

The terms of the legislative assembly of Goa, Manipur and  Punjab are due to expire on March 18 while that of Uttarakhand expires on March 26.  The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh ends on May 27.

The EC had held a meeting with chief electoral officers of these poll-bound on Tuesday to fine-tune the arrangements.
First Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:27 AM

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